Wednesday, May 28, 2008

New Yorkers Peep On Brits

NEW YORK (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – New Yorkers are peeping on people across the pond.

The Telectroscope is an art installation that allows people in New York and London to spy on each other in real time using fiber optics and a broadband network.

Creator Paul St. George explains, “Spying can be very negative, or positive. It can help people become more familiar and seem less threatening.”

Not only is the Telectroscope an experiment in voyeurism, but a way for people to connect with family and find romance.

St. George says, “There’s been a lot of flirting and setting up dates using the Telectroscope. People will see their friends and family, and maybe make a new family. You never know.”

St. George sees his work as more realistic reality television because, as he puts it, “The people in London become the actors for those in New York, and vice versa. The audience becomes an actor, instead of someone sitting on a couch.”

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